Encaustics: Painting in Wax
Learn how to paint with a mixture of melted beeswax, pure pigment, and Damar resin. In encaustic painting, each layer is melted to the one below, giving the piece depth and luminosity. Students will learn how to melt, mix, and apply wax to create a variety of surface effects. Students will also learn how use photographs and other collage effects for creating texture and interest. There will be a $50 material fee for this camp which will be applied at checkout.
Available Camp Sessions, Summer 2020
20th Annual Student Art Show
Open to all Students from the years 2016 & 2017.
The Katonah Art Center is pleased to announce our 20th Annual Student Art Exhibit June 3rd - June 30 at the Katonah Village Library. This event has always been a wonderful opportunity for our students to exhibit their work and for Katonah Art Center to showcase the quality of artwork being created in our studios. The show will be open to every student at the art center.
Our Opening Reception will be held Saturday, June 3th, 10 AM - 12 PM at the Katonah Village Library.
Before dropping off artwork, be sure to complete artwork labels, click here to download.
In order to keep the show as professional we require that all 2-D artwork be
frames as follows: Artwork Media (clay, pencil, oil paint)
• Drawings - matted and framed with glass & wired across the back for hanging.
• Paintings - no glass or matter need (sectional frames are fine) & wired across the back for hanging.
• Craft projects will be placed on windowsills in the children’s exhibit.
• Digital Prints - should be framed with glass (mats are optional) & wired across the back for hanging.
• Photography should be framed with glass (mats are optional) & wired across the back for hanging.
• 3D Pottery and Sculpture will be placed on pedestals.
• Digital Animations will be looped and put on display in the children’s ex- hibit (see your instructor for details).
• See you instructor for any details or help with framing.
DROP OFF at the Art Center, May 12th thru June 1st OR at the Library on June 1st 10am-3pm. Please do not drop off Artwork unless it is labeled and ready to hang.
PICK UP Artwork can be picked up at KAC between June 30th than July 10th.
Please call (914) 232-4843 for any additional exhibition inquires.
Summer Camp Open House
Come take a tour of KAC and check out the new listings for 2015!
Our weekly Fine Art Camps start with Art & Imagination Camps (ages 3.5), Kids (Grades 1-5), Teen Camps (Grades 6-12) and the Teen Atelier for High-Schoolers (Grades 9+). The event will include a camp sampler of drawing & painting camps, pottery, sculpture, animation, cartooning, art & crafts topics and more!
Katonah Art Center camp instructors will be available for tours, demonstrations, on-site instruction and to answer your questions about camps.
Click here for the complete Summer Camp listing.
Secrets and Scandals of Art
Join us for two hours of Fun and Fascinating Art History! Meet our new Instructor, Jill Kiefer, and enjoy a FREE presentation—along with some snacks and good company. We want to wet your appetite for the new Art Appreciation Program Jill will be offering at Katonah Art Center—and this event will give you a taste of what it’s all about!
There are a lot of “Secrets and Scandals” that surround certain artists—and particular paintings. Come and spend a pleasant Sunday afternoon with us to find out what some of them are—and how they influenced the art. You’ll see some beautiful images—and catch up on a lot of art historical gossip! Please help us to spread the word, and feel free to bring your friends along!
KAC Holiday Gift Sale 2015
Come and see beautiful pieces and one of a kind objects made by the artists, students and staff at KAC! It's a great place to purchase holiday gifts, including pottery, artwork and more.
Open House @ the New Space!
Stop by for a tour of the new space and spend some time doing art projects! For newcomers and the curious! This event may include drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture, animation, cartooning, crafts, manga, 3D printing, music and more! Katonah Art Center instructors will be available for tours, demonstrations, on-site instruction and to answer your questions about classes and/or camps. You may also draw from the model in costume. Refreshments will be served and fun will be had in generous amounts.
All workshops are free - no registration is required.
Summer Portfolio Development Programs Start
This personalized coaching program will give students access to all KAC art classes and studios provided with the opportunities to reach their specific portfolio goals.
What is an Art Portfolio?
A portfolio is a body of work containing 12-20 pieces of artwork that preferably includes a variety of subjects and mediums. The ideal portfolio has a range of drawings and painting in addition to a few pieces in the student’s area of interest, such as photography, film or fashion illustration. Sculpture is also a great addition since not many students have it in their portfolios. In addition to a portfolio, some colleges also give specific assignments. Make sure you have done your research, so you can add these pieces to your “to do” list.
What kind of student needs an Art Portfolio?
High school students and their parents are almost always surprised when they discover that a fine art portfolio is needed to apply to an art school or college, no matter what the major of art it may be. It is equally surprising, if not shocking, to find out that a 12-15 piece fine art portfolio is also needed to be a part of an art program in any college or university, as well. For students who dream of going into computer graphics, animation, fashion design or even architecture, the realization that they need a fine art portfolio can be devastating. Roll up your sleeves, register for a portfolio program, grab your paint box and get to work!
With our college-level art classes our experienced fine art instructors can work with even beginner level students to help create art pieces that will stand out in your art program application.
To request a meeting with the Portfolio Coordinator Donna Ferreiro, please call (914) 232-4843 or email us here.
Each Friday our entire KAC staff and campers are encouraged to come to camp dressed as outrageously as possible. A visit from the ice cream truck completes our Freaky FRIDAY FUN! Select Fridays will include KAC's Comic Con. Don't forget to bring your ice cream money!
Looking for Holiday Camps?
Join us for our popular Holiday Art Camps! Keep your child/teen creative and inspired during school breaks at our arts & craft camps.Read More
Our Summer Camps
Welcome! Since 1998, KAC has kept children and teens of all ages, learning, creating and having fun! Small groups, professional staff and a nurturing atmosphere will give your child summers to remember!
KAC is now using RecDesk for managing registration and payment for camps.